#2082: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, July 14 [1918]

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Steam Heat
Electric Lights
Garage Livery
The Shattuck Inn4
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N. H.2
Elevation 1200 feet
Private Baths
Open Fires
My Dear Brother1:

Some Twins5, those pictures! please thank Meta6 for me.

The horrible increase in railroad and Pulman fares made Wyoming7 out of the question for both Miss Lewis8 and me. But mother9 says you may be in Red Cloud10 this summer with West Virginia11. I will be there by the 15th (fifteenth) of August to stay a month. Do try to Steam Heat
Electric Lights
Garage Livery
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N. H.
Elevation 1200 feet
Private Baths
Open Fires
get there while I am at home if you can.

Isn't the news from France12 glorious? I was so proud of G.P13's citation14. It was published in all the New York15 papers and dozens of people called me up to ask if he were any kin of mine. It seems to be such a useful sort of bravery that he was cited for—so much more useful than if had brought in a wounded conrade comrade.

Steam Heat
Electric Lights
Garage Livery
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N. H.
Elevation 1200 feet
Private Baths
Open Fires

I am here in this quiet hotel in the woods reading the proofs of my new book16, and hope to finish them by the 6th of August. It's a queer sort of book. It's at least not like either of the others17. Did you know that both the others18 are studied in a good many colleges now, for "style"?

Goodnight and love to you and Meta. Didn't Jack19 surprise you? I don't Steam Heat
Electric Lights
Garage Livery
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N. H.
Elevation 1200 feet
Private Baths
Open Fires
know her20, but if she's nice and can spell, it may be a splendid thing for him. I think your marriage was a splendid thing for you, and I'm going to hope that Jack's will be just as fortunate.

Goodnight Willie

Aren't the American boys some soldiers! (I can't write with this horrid "hotel ink".)

The Shattuck Inn
E.C. SHATTUCK
PROPRIETOR JAFFREY,
N.H.
Mr. Roscoe Cather1 Lander3 Wyoming JAFFREY N.H2 JUL 20 1918 [illegible]